Pop-Culture Writer & Podcaster
Kara is passionate about telling stories of people of color. She is a former staff writer for "Grown-ish", Jezebel, and former co-host of Crooked Media's pop-culture podcast "Keep It."
YouTube Star & Activist
Kat Blaque is a transgender rights activist and runs a YouTube channel focused on social justice issues, particularly around race, gender, the LGBTQ+ community, and feminism.
Founder & CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence; Innovation Expert
Kate Ancketill is the brains and driving force behind GDR Creative Intelligence, a globally-recognized consultancy focused on innovation and emerging trends in retail, leisure, and hospitality around the world.
YouTube Personality & Sex Educator
Laci Green is a sex educator and YouTuber who’s been hailed by Time magazine as the millennial Dr. Ruth. She has built a platform of millions of followers by discussing sexuality frankly, nonjudgmentally, and hilariously.
Transgender Veteran & Activist
Veteran Laila Ireland courageously came out as a transgender service member by sharing her story in the Emmy-nominated short film "Transgender, at War and in Love." Today, Laila advocates for transgender equality by speaking across the country and establishing safe spaces for this critical conversation.
Founder and CEO of futurethink
Lisa Bodell is the founder and CEO of FutureThink, which enables organizations to kill complexity, create space for innovation, and get to the work that matters.
Host of The Mel Robbins Show
Mel Robbins has spent the past decade coaching, elevating, and motivating millions of people around the world. Her practical, no-nonsense advice, and life strategies provide tangible results and skills to push through the everyday challenges we all face.
Innovation Scholar & Professor
Melissa Schilling is one of the world’s leading experts on innovation. Her research focuses on innovation and strategy in high technology industries such as smartphones, videogames, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electric vehicles, and renewable energies.